COURSE CODE: PBS 505
COURSE TITLE: GENETIC METHODS IN PLANT BREEDING
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours a week
Course Coordinator: Prof. D.K Ojo B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
Office Location: Room 246 and 234
Other Lecturers: Dr. J.B.O Porbeni B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
Definition of plant breeding, Sources of genetic variability Significance of genetic variability. Selection methods (SM). Factors affecting (SM). Heterosis & examples Hybridization crossing methods –inbreeding/ outcrossing. Convergent breeding, Divergent breeding. Evaluation of inbred lines by: Single crosses; 3-way crosses, Performing top crosses, Diallel analysis. Combining ability. General & specific. Diallel analysis example. Testing of means: Phenotype & components of phenotypic variability. Probability in Plant Breeding. T-test, expectation of MS.